• Short Summary

    General Douglas MacArthur addresses US Congress.

  • Description

    Washington D.C., United States of America (USA).

    LV. General Douglas MacArthur, former Allied Supreme Commander-in-Chief in the Pacific, arriving at National Airport, Washington. He is greeted by General George Marshall, Secretary of Defence - two shots. LV. Crowd. SV. General Omar Bradley, Chief of the US Army - two shots. SV. General MacArthur pushing through crowd. CU. General MacArthur. SV. Crowd. CU. General MacArthur. LV. General MacArthur driving away - two shots.

    CU. Angle shot, Marines presenting arms, Capitol in background. GV. Cars arriving at Capitol. LV. General MacArthur walking through cheering congressmen to dais. SV. Congressmen applauding. GV. General MacArthur standing on dais. Congressmen applauding. SV. General MacArthur addresses Congressmen (natural sound). He talks about his dismissal by Truman and trying to justify his policy of bombing and using Nationalist China troops against communists. He concludes with rather pathetic quotation from barracks ballad from his youth. GV. General MacArthur standing on dais being applauded. SV. General MacArthur walks from dais. GV. Exterior, General MacArthur driving through crowds - two shots. SV. Crowd - two shots. SV. Stars and stripes on bonnet of car. General MacArthur with wife and son Arthur waving from car. LV. Aircraft overhead. GV. Elevated, massed crowds.

    Note: American voiceover.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    2020.01
    Media URN:
    74058
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:05:13:00
    Canister:
    UN 2520 H

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